Fattoria di Felsina is a historic estate in the Chianti appellation of Tuscany. In 1966 the estate was purchased by the Poggiali family, and today a second generation of the Poggiali family still run the 153-acre estate. Gambero Rosso, Italy’s leading wine journal, has often awarded Felsina’s wines with 3 Bicchieri, the journal’s highest rating.
Rancia is 100% Sangiovese, sourced from the vineyard of the same name in the Chianti Classico zone.
Crimson in color with some bricking on the edge. 13.5% ABV. Red fruits, flowers, coffee, tar and mineral on the nose. Medium in body with a boatload of acidity. Dried cherries, plums, spice and earth on the palate. The finish is exceptionally long. This wine screams for food. Drink over the next 3-5 years.
My rating: 91 points.
Current vintages of Rancia cost right around $45. Truly a wine you can buy almost every year.
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